Congratulations to Luke and Jessica! Baby Anya Kate Dougherty arrived safely yesterday, October 4, 2011 at 10:50 P.M.
This morning I asked Fred whether today was Wednesday or Thursday and he answered me, “See what happens when we don’t pray the rosary? We forget what day it is!” Guess we became too busy yesterday to pray together. How can that be considering how hard and together we prayed for a safe delivery of a healthy baby, not only yesterday, but for months and weeks? God is always good and I am sure He heard our whispered thank-you yesterday for the blessing of this beautiful baby girl. Life was so busy and so much was going on that we didn’t come together as a family as we normally do each night. We ran out of time. Poor excuse really, but we do thank God for life and this little blessing. Thanks to all of you for your prayers as well.
Back to farm talk very soon as we butchered a beef and have some photos of that fun procedure to post. Even amongst the excitement of new baby we were still able to go harvest yet another pickup load of apples and so apple cider is on the agenda again tonight after Fred gets home from work. That will be our 6th apple cider pressing. Thanks to all the nice neighbors for sharing their apples with us!!
Congratulations on the newest baby blessing! So happy to hear that everything went well for Jessica and baby Anya…she is absolutely precious! Happy Harvest, it is always fun to hear of your busyness on the farm.
Thank you Karla, and Gwen:) I appreciate it.
God bless you
Precious! You are truly blessed!!!
Your joy must overflow, with such beautiful children and grandchildren! Thanks for sharing the news and the photos! Blessings to all! Sue and Bruce (Anya’s great-grandparents).
Congratulations great grandmother! I will be sending you more photos soon!
dear Mamacita — our children are beautiful, but especially Jessi. And does’t Kallie look like her papa’s side of the family? We are trying to wind up the summer and move into fall and winter holding patterns, but as long as the weather stays warm, I hope we get lots more beans to can, even though I could use a break. Some of us should be there for the baptism, thanks be to our gracious God — Love, SqMM
I just read this to Fred and he said he is going to make a batch of beer to celebrate the baptism and the fact that you are coming to MN! Finally
after your 3rd granchchild is born.
Great news; can’t wait to visit.
Plenty of work here as well.
wonderful…love the pictures…keep’em coming!